Dean C. Ludwig, Ph.D., M.B.A., is Associate Graduate Faculty of Business and Leadership. Dean holds an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. from the Wharton School of Business. He spent 11 years at the University of Toledo where he established the Center for Family Business, was Director of the Business Honors Program, and received both the University and College of Business teaching awards.  Dean has spent several periods working in industry, one launching a national line of consumer products for the Andersons, Inc., another as V.P. of Sales and Marketing for medium-sized, privately-held firm, and a third operating his own sole-proprietorship.  He has served as a consultant and board member for a variety of firms.  He recently completed a six-year term on the Board of Hospice of Northwest Ohio, where he served a two year term as President.  Dean was a 2013 recipient of the Jefferson Award for the Toledo region.

BUS 423: Business Leadership Seminar

Integrates concepts presented across the business curriculum and discusses their application in actual business and organizational settings. The course provides an opportunity for selected business students to be introduced to issues, institutions, and individuals that have had a major impact on the regional economy. Students will be provided opportunities to meet select business and community leaders and to visit select institutional venues.